When getting married for the first time, thinking of divorce may seem ridiculous. As such, many newlyweds rarely consider something like a prenuptial agreement at that time. On the other hand, those that have been divorced before, and those who understand the financial complexities regarding assets and property in a divorce proceeding, will often place much higher value on the benefits of a prenuptial agreement. In general, prenuptial agreements are contracts that make clear definitions of property (land, buildings, automobiles, retirement accounts, etc.) in the marriage. Following a divorce, a prenuptial agreement can make the entire divorce proceedings significantly time- and cost-effective.
If you’re thinking of getting married with a prenuptial agreement, or you are preparing to initiate your divorce proceedings with or without a prenuptial agreement, it is essential to acquire the legal services of a Mansfield-Fort Worth prenuptial agreements attorney. For over 20 years, Fort Worth attorney Wendy L. Hart has helped thousands of individuals with their divorce proceedings, and she is prepared to serve your case with compassion, professionalism, and the competence you’d expect out of the leading divorce attorney in the Mansfield-Fort Worth area.
Reasons and Advantages For a Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial agreements must be signed and finalized before the marriage occurs, and for this reason, many younger couples try to avoid the subject. Nonetheless, there are many reasons why this document can be useful, including:
- For older couples, a prenuptial agreement for an estate helps avoid issues with or between the adults and the children; moreover, it helps protect the inheritance for the children of each party.
- These agreements can also help protect one’s business, helping ensure that the owner does not lose control or ownership of the business.
- The most common reason, however, is that it helps couples avoid an unpleasant divorce experience. Divorcing with a prenuptial is often shorter and less expensive.
As an experienced family law attorney who has dealt with thousands of divorce proceedings, Wendy L. Hart has witnessed, first-hand, a myriad of advantages that come from prenuptial agreements. Although the topic may not be very romantic, it does force the to-be-married couple to discuss some important subjects and look into the future. Furthermore, through an honest conversation, this process will reinforce feelings of trust and security, while clarifying the financial expectations each party has.
Limitations of a Prenuptial Agreement
A prenuptial agreement may allow you and your to-be-spouse to agree on a number of financial and property issues. Nonetheless, these agreements are subject to numerous limitations that you should be aware of. For example, this agreement does not include designations regarding child support or child custody. Moreover, the court can actually set aside any part of a prenuptial if the court finds a clause to be unfair or not in the interest of justice.
Contact Wendy L. Hart For Comprehensive Legal Representation
Before getting married, it can be helpful to talk to a divorce attorney who has personally helped clients endure a divorce proceeding (both with and without a prenuptial agreement). With the help of attorney Wendy L. Hart, we will help ensure that your prenuptial agreement is completely legal and in accordance with the Uniform Premarital Agreement Act in Texas, while providing aggressive and professional representation if you plan on getting a divorce. To get the legal aid of one of the leading divorce and prenuptial agreement attorneys in the Mansfield-Fort Worth area, call the Law Office of Wendy L. Hart today at (817) 842-2336 or visit our offices in Mansfield.